During 2019 The Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan treated over 1,306 individuals. Over 20% of the individuals treated had experienced a stroke, 19% experienced a brain injury, 3% had an amputation of the lower extremity, just over 11% had an orthopedic condition, 9% had a neurological diagnosis such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, myelopathies, Guillain-Barre and 1.0% had significant burns. In addition, another 18% of the persons served experienced a spinal cord injury while over 22% of the patients required general rehabilitations services for conditions such as cardiac, pulmonary, organ transplants, arthritis, pain syndromes, debility, infections and other medically complex conditions.
Individual outcomes are influenced by many factors, including severity of injury, previous health status, medical complications and support systems. During 2019, over 67% of persons served returned home or to the community after discharge from the rehabilitation program in as little as 16 days. Length of stay is based on the unique needs of the persons served and some persons served may stay a longer or shorter amount of time. On average individuals receive 3 hours of therapy per day and 87% of their goals were met. At times our patients required further treatment in an acute care hospital and 17% were transferred to the hospital for further treatment before completing their rehabilitation program. The average age of persons served was 57 but the program did serve adolescents with an average age of 17.
Our 2019 Outcomes by Rehabilitation Impairment Group
Spinal Cord Injury
Number of Discharges
Percent of Patients Discharged to Home or Community
Average Length of Stay**
Average Hours of Scheduled Therapy
Percent of Goals Met***
Percent of Patients Transferred Back to Acute Care Hospital****
Source: eRehabdataTM **Average LOS for Orthopedics was calculated excluding amputations, amputations are solely represented in the respective column. ***Percent of goals met are based on data thru Sep 2019 ****Percent of patients transferred back to acute care hospital for Orthopedics was calculated excluding amputations, amputations are solely represented in the respective column.
The Patient Is Our Purpose
Safety is our number one priority at The Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan and creating a program that safely meets the needs of the persons served is very important to us. For this reason, feedback and suggestions
from the persons served and their support systems are used in creating our annual strategic plan. As a result of the feedback we received in 2018 we revised all patient education materials and processes to ensure the information was presented in
a meaningful and useful way to the persons served. We also improved internet and dining services and obtain some new devices for our assistive technology lab which helps enhance the independence of persons served.